February 2014

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February 18, 2014

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When the second-fittest man on Earth asked to film a haka, Henry Heke took it a step further.

The member of CrossFit Hawkes Bay composed a special haka—a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from New Zealand’s Māori people—for NorCal CrossFit during the mid-January CrossFit Tour stop in the country.

“I wanna see some biceps,” Heke said, coaching CrossFit Games athletes Jason Khalipa and Scott Panchik through a newly created haka for… Continue Reading

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Free to Fly

By Chris Cooper

In Sports Applications

February 17, 2014

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CrossFit athlete A.J. Kemppainen will take to the air as freeskiing is contested for the first time at the Olympics.

A skier at 5. Twin-tip skis at 12. Sponsors at 15. Pro card at 17. CrossFit at 23. The Olympics at 24.

Freeskier A.J. Kemppainen grew up on skis. Raised in the ski-resort town of Ruka, Finland, Kemppainen has done most of his skiing under the dark sky in the wintertime. When he moved… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 16, 2014

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Coaching starts with a game plan, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member and CrossFit Games athlete Rory Zambard. In addition to other elements, that plan should include scaling options for athletes. On this particular day, the focus is on a gymnastics movement.

“So I know people aren’t going to be able to do strict handstand push-ups—head touching the floor. ... So I came in knowing three or four different scaling… Continue Reading

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The Need for Speed

By Emily Beers

In Competition, Sports Applications

February 15, 2014

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Bobsled athletes train for five seconds of raw power followed by an icy 60-second thrill ride at 90 mph.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld does a stand-up routine about the Olympics and makes fun of the sports of bobsled and luge.

“The luge is the only sport I’ve ever seen that you could have people competing in it against their will and it would be exactly the same,” he said.

While Seinfeld’s satire would… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 317

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

February 15, 2014

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On Episode 317 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Olympic gold medalist and CrossFit Games competitor Anna Tunnicliffe, as well as multi-year Games competitor Christy Adkins. This episode was webcast on Feb. 12, 2014.

2:30 Anna Tunnicliffe spoke about her decision to retire from the sport of sailing, in which she won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She also… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 14, 2014

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When Daniel Rodriguez arrived at Chicago Bulls College Preparatory High School, he wasn’t a top student, he wasn’t the most athletic, and he was afraid of public speaking.

But he knew he “needed to improve in a lot of areas and was never afraid to do so,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at Chicago Bulls College Prep.

Now Rodriguez is headed to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has taken the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course.

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In Rest Day/Theory

February 13, 2014

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Long-married couples offer relationship advice that has nothing to do with an obnoxious red teddy bear holding an I-love-you sign.

We’re good at Valentine’s Day. From fine chocolates to red-and-pink candies, shelves are stocked with heart-shaped everything the moment Christmas ends.

Feb. 14 allows flower stores to make a killing on roses and sweetheart bouquets, while restaurants enjoy one of the busiest nights of the year. Children in grade… Continue Reading

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For the Love of Coffee

By E.M. Burton

In Rest Day/Theory

February 13, 2014

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Love: you know it when you taste it.

A great many people take their coffee very seriously; they say they love coffee and can’t do without it. Some even say they have found the perfect cup, and it’s at CrossFit HQ.

There are a handful of brewing methods practiced at the office, but the one that has taken hold most firmly is rooted deep in the West Coast practice of “letting it drip.”

As you might… Continue Reading

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